Eblast – August 27, 2017

Central Elementary PTA
School Picture Central E-Blast

Back to School News: August 28-31, 2017

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Fall Yoga is Back!

Afterschool Yoga is back this fall!  Your children will learn to strengthen their growing bodies and fire up their imaginations.  Yoga will be held on Tuesdays for 3rd-5th grades and Thursdays for K-2nd grades.  Please see attached flyers for K-2 and 3-5 for more information or contact Robin Countryman at robin@wholekidsyoga.com if you have any questions.

Movie Screening: “Bad Moms”

Is there any better way to kick off the new school year with the PTA than watching ‘Bad Moms’ with your Central Elementary friends?  Thursday, August 31st at 7:30 @ The Bistro, South River Colony. Adults only, please.
Click to reply– looking forward to seeing you there!!
New Information Regarding School Hours!!!

School start and dismissal times have changed! Please visit the new page on our CES PTA website to familiarize yourself with these important times.  Also, you’ll notice that lunch times for each grade level have been shared:)

Click here for all of the info!


Sweet Treats at Sneak-A-Peek
Look for Kona Ice at Sneak-A-Peek!  Meet your teacher and then enjoy an icy treat.  25% of all Kona Ice proceeds that afternoon go to the CES PTA!

First School Spirit Night

Our first Spirit Night will be on the very first day of school (9/5).  Celebrate the new year at Sweet Frog in Edgewater.  The hours are 4pm-9pm.  Be sure to mention Central Elementary and 25% of proceeds will go to the PTA!


Exciting News on the PTA Communications Front!! Action Required

The PTA has funded a new communications portal for the 2017/18 school year to communicate with parents at Central Elementary–it’s called ParentSquare. The teachers, staff, PTA and parents will all use this one tool to communicate with each other. This means that beyond the first couple of months of the school year, you won’t see many newsletters or papers coming home in your child’s folder- nor be receiving the eBlast.  ParentSquare will be a one-stop-shop for CES communications.  You can even use it to download events to your personal calendar!

ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe and secure way for the teachers, PTA and parents to:

● Send and receive school and class information
● View the school directory and find staff/teacher contact information
● Share documents and files
● See calendar items
● Sign up to volunteer or bring in items
● See photos of events
● and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

All school PTA information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text, or you can download the free app (iphone & android) which allows you to quickly view upcoming events!

Parents of active Central Elementary students ONLY. We need you to opt-in to join the site.  EVERY parent can have their own account on ParentSquare, so get your spouse/co-guardian signed up too!

In order to join this community, YOU MUST OPT-IN.

Way 1:  Visit http://www.parentsquare.com and request an invitation to join the community by selecting LEARN MORE, scroll down where you see ‘Wait! Are you a Parent?’ and click Sign up here.

Way 2:  Click this google docs link and add/save your data

We realize you do not know your classroom teacher(s) yet- leave that blank, but be sure to include your child/children’s grade. Each child will need their own entry, as well as each parent if you would like to have multiple parents with access to the platform.

August 31
First Teacher Lunch of the YearAugust 31

  • Sneak-A-Peek at CES-visit classrooms and teachers for the first time! 2pm-3pm
  • New to CES?  New Student Orientation at 3:15!

September 1
School Closed for Teachers

September 4
School Closed-LABOR DAY

September 5
First day of school for kids in grades 1-5!

September 5 and 6
Kindergarten Conferences:  See your welcome letter for your specific date and time!

September 7, 8, and 11
Staggered entrance for Kindergartners

September 12
First day of school for ALL Kindergartners


In Case you missed it! Help Wanted
Interested in socializing with other CES parents?!

Is there any better way to kick off the new school year with the PTA than watching ‘Bad Moms’ with your Central Elementary friends?  Thursday, August 31st at 7:30 @ The Bistro, South River Colony.  The entertainment is on us…the drinks are on you. Click to reply– looking forward to seeing you there!!

Warm Regards,
Jill Taksey, your PTA President for the 2017/2018 school year

Please sign up to donate items for our first teacher lunch of the year!